Country celebrates Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – News 40 is leaving Black History Month by celebrating one special woman. Though the exact year and day are up for grabs, many celebrate Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday February 28, 2022.

Harriet Tubman was a black abolitionist and political activist. She helped numerous black slaves escape to freedom through the underground railroad.

WKU department of political science’s Dr. Saundra Ardrey is one of many people making sure Tubman and other black historical women’s stories stay well known. 

“She is just one example of how African American women have always been at the forefront of pushing for racial justice,” said Ardrey.

Ardrey named off other black women in history like Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells – calling them the mothers of the struggle for social justice. 

Where Black History Month wraps up February 28th, Women’s History Month begins March 1st.